Zoinker May 9 @ 3:47pm
Getting the game files in ubuntu
So, I just set up ubuntu on my laptop, and felt like installing OpenXCom, which requires a legal installation of X-Com, such as the steam version. But while OpenXCom supports ubuntu, the Steam version does not and won't allow me to download the game files. Is there any way to get to the game files while running Ubuntu, or will I have to transfer them from my Win Pc?
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Raumelch May 10 @ 5:48am 
you can run steam with wine ?
if yes you can probably download the game.
there should be a linux version of dosbox...
Need4sleep21 Jun 29 @ 1:47pm 
what is openxcom?
ChrisPlaysLinux Jun 30 @ 4:53am 
Originally posted by Martin:
you can run steam with wine ?
if yes you can probably download the game.
there should be a linux version of dosbox...
if you do that whats the point of installing openxcom? you can just run the game in wine.
Raumelch Jun 30 @ 8:40am 
openxcom is a mod ..
you can download it for free.
you need the original version of xcom:ufo defence or the steamversion to install the mod.
it fix plenty problems with the game and allow easy acess to mods.
it also improve the options so you can change screenresolution and many more.
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ChrisPlaysLinux Jun 30 @ 8:41am 
Originally posted by Martin:
openxcom is a mod ..
you can download it for free.
you need the original version of xcom:ufo defence or the steamversion to install the mod.
it fix plenty problems with the game and allow easy acess to mods.
openxcom is not a mod. Its reversed engineered binary of xcom:ufo. It SUPPORTS mods but it is not a mod.
MestreLion Jul 2 @ 5:35pm 
OpenXcom is more than a reverserd engineered binary, and way more than a mod: it is, in their own words, "a free open-source reimplementation of the original X-COM, written from scratch to provide all the fun with none of the limitations".

They just released version 1.0, I'm playing it, and so far it's great.. indeed none of the (*many*) bugs that plagued the original, a a LOT of (great) new interface/gameplay options.

http://openxcom.org/about

@Zoinker: you can install Steam for Windows in Ubuntu via wine (it works great for 12.04), install XCom and extract the game files to OpenXCom. It's arguably better than playing the original via wine.
ChrisPlaysLinux Jul 3 @ 3:34am 
Originally posted by MestreLion:
OpenXcom is more than a reverserd engineered binary, and way more than a mod: it is, in their own words, "a free open-source reimplementation of the original X-COM, written from scratch to provide all the fun with none of the limitations".

They just released version 1.0, I'm playing it, and so far it's great.. indeed none of the (*many*) bugs that plagued the original, a a LOT of (great) new interface/gameplay options.

http://openxcom.org/about

@Zoinker: you can install Steam for Windows in Ubuntu via wine (it works great for 12.04), install XCom and extract the game files to OpenXCom. It's arguably better than playing the original via wine.
in other words its a reversed engineered binary.
MestreLion Jul 3 @ 7:52am 
Originally posted by ChrisPlaysLinux:
in other words its a reversed engineered binary.

Refering to OpenXcom simply as a "reversed engineered binary" is a bit misleading, as it gives the (false) impression that it aims to accurately recreate the original rules, mechanics and interface. And it doesn't: known bugs were fixed, UI was enhanced, some game rules/mechanics were intentionally changed, etc.

Worth checking: http://ufopaedia.org/index.php?title=Differences_to_X-COM_%28OpenXcom%29

in other words reverse engineering original XCom is only part of OpenXcom's magic ;)
ChrisPlaysLinux Jul 3 @ 9:34am 
Originally posted by MestreLion:
Originally posted by ChrisPlaysLinux:
in other words its a reversed engineered binary.

Refering to OpenXcom simply as a "reversed engineered binary" is a bit misleading, as it gives the (false) impression that it aims to accurately recreate the original rules, mechanics and interface. And it doesn't: known bugs were fixed, UI was enhanced, some game rules/mechanics were intentionally changed, etc.

Worth checking: http://ufopaedia.org/index.php?title=Differences_to_X-COM_%28OpenXcom%29

in other words reverse engineering original XCom is only part of OpenXcom's magic ;)
Still reversed engineered. And i have a feeling you dont know what the word means.
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